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Railway Transportation

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  • Oak Park police report: Man tries to lure boy into van; several bikes stolen; and more

    Oak Park police report: Man tries to lure boy into van; several bikes stolen; and more
    The following items were taken from Oak Park Police Department reports: A man desribed to be in his 30s with a beard and his hair in dreadlocks tried to lure an Oak Park boy into his white Chevrolet van on the 600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue at 2:35...
  • Delays plague Metra BNSF riders

    Delays plague Metra BNSF riders
    As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday. The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
  • Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule

    Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule
    Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently. Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...
  • Railroads give up attempts to keep crude oil shipment data secret

    WASHINGTON The nation's largest haulers of crude oil by rail on Tuesday appeared to abandon their insistence that information about such shipments could not be shared publicly for security reasons. Meanwhile, states, including some that had previously...
  • Railroad weeds a growing irritation for Plainfield homeowner

    Railroad weeds a growing irritation for Plainfield homeowner
    In summers past, Patty Canavan's son would trim the weeds that rise freely along the railroad tracks behind her Plainfield house. Her son is now grown and has moved away — and there are stalks that tower more than 10 feet tall, dwarfing her...
  • Martha Musgrove: No quieting All Aboard Florida furor

    In his day, Florida's visionary Henry Flagler was a complex, risk-taking entrepreneur, adept at playing hard-ball to get what he wanted. He didn't always play fair, but as he built his railroad he was careful to also build the markets needed to sustain...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Makeup Artist Files Suit Over Injuries

    A "Midnight Rider" makeup artist has filed a lawsuit over injuries she sustained from the Feb. 20 train accident that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones in Georgia. In a suit filed in Chatham County Court, Antonyia Verna sued producer-director Randall...
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  • Sell The Rail, Bridge Mess To Uncle Sam For $1

    Rail commuters along the shore have become used to delayed trains, lack of seats and annual fare hikes. They aren't happy, but have no real alternatives to get to their jobs. But adding insult to literal injury, now they have to contend with a 118-year-...
  • Pennsylvania governor asks Obama to help end crippling transit strike

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett sought emergency action from President Obama to put an end to a workers' strike that shut down regional rail service around Philadelphia. More than 400 engineers and electrical workers at the Southeastern Pennsylvania...
  • Order by Obama brings end to Pennsylvania transit strike

    President Obama halted a strike by transit workers in Pennsylvania on Saturday by ordering an emergency mediation process hours after commuters in the Philadelphia region spent the day scrambling for alternatives to one of the nation's busiest rail...